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Mountain Shadows celebration on Wednesday

Published: June 25, 2013, 4:15 pm, by Ryan Handy

Mountain Shadows residents will be getting together on Wednesday to celebrate the rebirth of Mountain Shadows, the community hit by the Waldo Canyon fire last summer. The community event, which has been in the works for months, is also a tribute to the Black Forest fire survivors, who are welcome to attend.

Several things will be going on, including dinner, and live music. The park will be the eventual site of the Mountain Shadows Park memorial, dedicated to Bill and Barbara Everett, who died in last summer’s fire.

Food will be provided by Flying W Ranch–the ranch’s classic chuck wagon dinner. There will be live music from the Flying W Wranglers, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Mango fan Django (gypsy jazz), and the  Colorado Springs  Children’s Chorale.

The show starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Those residents who live nearby are encouraged to bike or walk to Mountain Shadows Park,  at Flying W Ranch Road between Ramsgate and Champagne Drive. Those who drive can park at the Verizon building, Garden of the Gods Rd. and 30th St, and take a free shuttle to the park.